3 edition of Using over-the-counter medications wisely found in the catalog.
Using over-the-counter medications wisely
Judith Levine Willis
by Dept. of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration in [Rockville, MD
Written in English
|Other titles||Using over the counter medications wisely|
|Statement||by Judith Levine Willis|
|Series||DHHS publication -- no. (FDA) 95-3199, On the teen scene|
|Contributions||United States. Food and Drug Administration|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination|| p. :|
Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are drugs you can buy without a prescription. Some OTC medicines relieve aches, pains, and itches. Some prevent or cure diseases, like tooth decay and athlete's foot. Apr 17, · These over-the-counter (OTC) products are sold by the millions in the US and used by many Americans to treat health problems in a way that does not require a doctor's prescription. It is clear that these medications are common, but which are used the .
Learn about 12 medicine cabinet essentials (over-the-counter home pharmacy) and non-prescription medications necessary for the common cold, gas, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, allergies, insomnia, sore throat, coughs, sinus congestion, and more. Feb 13, · Kids grow up fast. As they do we teach them as much as we can about safety. Watch this video for tips from an FDA pediatrician on teaching older kids about using medicine safely. For more.
In: Kimberlin DW, Brady MT, Jackson MA, Long SS, eds. Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; Carr BC. Efficacy, abuse, and toxicity of over-the-counter cough and cold medications in the pediatric population. For all brand name, over the counter medications, there is a generic equivalent. The generic equivalent is always located right n ext to the brand name medication on the supermarket or pharmacy shelf. The generic equivalent is always cheaper! To ensure you are buying the correct medication, make sure the active ingredients are the same.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Willis, Judith, Using over-the-counter medications wisely. [Rockville, MD: Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration, ].
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Willis, Judith Levine. Using over-the-counter medications wisely. [Rockville, Md.] ( Fishers Lane, Rockville, ): [Dept. of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Public Affairs, ].
Most people assume that over-the-counter medications are safe. But these powerful medicines don’t lose their ability to heal or to harm just because they jump over the prescription counter.
Far too many people make mistakes using OTC drugs. They take the wrong drug in the wrong dose at the wrong time or mix it with the wrong prescription.
Medicines in My Home. You need to know how to choose over-the-counter medicines and use them safely, whether you are a college student making medicine decisions independently for the first time.
Medicines are Drugs Over-the-Counter 1. Can buy without a Use your OTC medicines wisely Be Safe!. 37 Take Home Messages Speak with a parent or adult before using.
Over the Counter Drug Addiction. Many drugs available over the counter (OTC) can be addictive to different degrees. Parents purchase over the counter drugs, never thinking that their teen may be abusing these products and eventually become addicted. In fact, some of the ingredients in OTC drugs are commonly used in the production of illicit drugs.
May 07, · Are over-the-counter (OTC) drugs safe to use. Over-the-counter medications can still carry a risk, even though they do not require Using over-the-counter medications wisely book prescription. There is the possibility of side effects, drug interactions, or harm due to excessive doses.
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Jan 21, · A study by Murty et al () evaluated the effectiveness of the FDA-mandated standardised format called “Drug Facts” for the labelling of over-the-counter-medicines, and compared three labelling formats, the old, new and simulated. They found that consumers preferred the label format with a larger font size over those currently available.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all over-the-counter (OTC) medications to have a Drug Facts label. This label provides basic information about a drug’s ingredients, instructions for use, and important safety cautions and interactions.
Mar 28, · Avoid using these medications in children under 4 years old, as more serious side effects can occur.
Salt water or saline nose drops or a humidifier will do just as well to allow better breathing at night. For diarrhea, don’t use over-the-counter anti-diarrheal medicines in children. Over-the-counter data (OTCD) is a design approach used in data systems, particularly educational technology data systems, in order to increase the accuracy of users' data analyses by better reporting data.
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What You Should Know About Over-the-Counter Medicines and Drug Interactions Every day, millions of Americans use over-the-counter medicines (also called nonprescription medicines) for relief from headache or arthritis pain, coughs and colds, flu, and upset stomach.
These over. The more you know about the medicines you take, the likelier it is that you will use them safely. WebMD gives you tips for taking medication and for properly disposing of it when it has reached Author: Mary Anne Dunkin.
Sep 15, · Abuse of over-the-counter medicines: a pharmacist’s perspective Sujit S Sansgiry, Archita H Bhansali, Shweta S Bapat, Qingqing Xu Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA Abstract: Self-care and self-medication practices are essential components of any health care systems.
The use of over-the-counter (OTC) medications is Cited by: 5. Jun 01, · Do not prescribe medications for patients on five or more medications, or continue medications indefinitely, without a comprehensive review of their existing medications, including over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements, to determine whether any of the medications or supplements should or can be discontinued.
Using Over the Counter Medicines Wisely. People like having access to powerful medications for symptom relief. But they need to inform themselves carefully about possible risks.
OTC pain relievers and heartburn pills sometimes trigger serious or even life-threatening complications. Drugs, Procedures & Devices Get the facts on common over-the-counter and prescription medicines, potential drug reactions, food-drug interactions and medical procedures and.
Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines at virtuosobs.com, maintained by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Contains extensive information on over-the-counter drugs and their responsible use, including specific guidance on several drug classes in question-and-answer format and information on common drug interactions.Using.
Your. Medicines Wisely: Misuse of prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs can lead to pennanent damage and, in some cases, death. Although the medical and phannaceutical professions also have major roles to play in improving our use of medications, I am convinced that the greatest improvement can come from a better educated public.Medications can also contain gluten, which is used in some medications to bind pills together.
It is important for people with celiac disease to determine if their medication contains gluten. Unfortunately, that isn’t easy because right now there are no requirements for sources of gluten to be listed on the medication label.